Dan Hough

Dan Hough is a Professor of Politics at the University of Sussex. He is also Director of the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption (SCSC). He is a regular tweeter at @thedanhough
Dan Hough
Dan Hough is a Professor of Politics at the University of Sussex. He is also Director of the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption (SCSC). He is a regular tweeter at @thedanhough

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Opinion | Four things countries like China can work on, to really tackle corruption

The new corruption index shows little has changed in China, Hong Kong and elsewhere. Broadly speaking, independent institutions and a free press are vital to keeping a check on those in power, and laws need to be implemented.

30 Jan 2019 - 7:37PM
Four things countries like China can work on, to really tackle corruption

The new corruption index shows little has changed in China, Hong Kong and elsewhere. Broadly speaking, independent institutions and a free press are vital to keeping a check on those in power, and laws need to be implemented.

Why has China’s anti-corruption rating barely budged despite thousands of arrests?

China’s corruption problem won’t be solved just through the numerous jailings of high-profile officials, but will require a systemic solution that will make progress slow

23 Feb 2018 - 7:21PM
Why has China’s anti-corruption rating barely budged despite thousands of arrests?

China’s corruption problem won’t be solved just through the numerous jailings of high-profile officials, but will require a systemic solution that will make progress slow

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Liaoning vote-buying scandal points to rot in China’s system
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Sepp Blatter's so-called reforms at Fifa lack real bite
Global index reflects China's efforts to bring corruption to light
To fight corruption, Beijing should look to Pakistan

The Independent Commission Against Corruption is 40 this year. But any suggestion that the ICAC model can be transferred to mainland China is wide of the mark. If Chinese officials want to seriously tackle corruption, then they are going to have come up with more innovative ideas than that.

19 Feb 2014 - 2:03AM
To fight corruption, Beijing should look to Pakistan

The Independent Commission Against Corruption is 40 this year. But any suggestion that the ICAC model can be transferred to mainland China is wide of the mark. If Chinese officials want to seriously tackle corruption, then they are going to have come up with more innovative ideas than that.

Hunan bribery crackdown signals more heads will roll

The recent story of widespread vote-buying by Hunan legislators is certainly eye-catching. The fact that 518 of the 527 members of the Hengyang city people's congress are alleged to have accepted bribes exceeding 110 million yuan (HK$139 million) reveals a culture of corruption that has surprised even hardened China-watchers.

1 Jan 2014 - 2:03AM
Hunan bribery crackdown signals more heads will roll

The recent story of widespread vote-buying by Hunan legislators is certainly eye-catching. The fact that 518 of the 527 members of the Hengyang city people's congress are alleged to have accepted bribes exceeding 110 million yuan (HK$139 million) reveals a culture of corruption that has surprised even hardened China-watchers.

Corruption in China may appear to get worse before it gets better

This week saw the world's most prominent anti-corruption non-governmental organisation, the Berlin-based Transparency International, publish its annual Corruption Perceptions Index, the group's best-known attempt to measure perceived levels of corruption around the world.

7 Dec 2013 - 4:43AM
Corruption in China may appear to get worse before it gets better

This week saw the world's most prominent anti-corruption non-governmental organisation, the Berlin-based Transparency International, publish its annual Corruption Perceptions Index, the group's best-known attempt to measure perceived levels of corruption around the world.

Has corruption got worse or do we just think it has?

The most prominent of the world's anti-corruption non-governmental organisations, Transparency International, recently announced the results of its 2013 Global Corruption Barometer.

17 Jul 2013 - 4:42AM
Has corruption got worse or do we just think it has?

The most prominent of the world's anti-corruption non-governmental organisations, Transparency International, recently announced the results of its 2013 Global Corruption Barometer.

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